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With the migration to GitHub, the LIS team has now set up a GitHub-based LISF Community Discussions page, which provides a more common place for the LIS user community to post questions.


NLDAS operational datasets are used to monitor ground temperatures for Brood X cicada emergence in Maryland.


The Land Information System (LIS) team is happy to announce the LIS software framework (LISF) Public 7.3.1 Release.


New NCCS story highlight covering the NASA Hydrological Forecast and Analysis System (NHyFAS), which supports food and water insecurity monitoring and forecasts in Africa and Middle East, and recent publications in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) and Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) journals.
 

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There are no current job openings on the LIS team.

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NLDAS operational datasets are used to view the warm and dry conditions over the southeast United States in September 2019.

Two papers describing NCA-LDAS are now published in the Journal of Hydrometeorology.  The v2.0 NCA-LDAS datasets are available at the NASA GES DISC.

Our latest public LIS code repository is now available on GitHub! Please visit our GitHub LIS framework (LISF) page.
 
To learn more about how to download the latest version of LIS code repository (which now bundles all components of LDT-LIS-LVT together!), please review our "How to" documentation page located here!

The Land Information System (LIS) software framework is now hosted at and distributed from GitHub. The GitHub management of the code replaces the Subversion code management and the tarball distribution of the code from the LIS website.

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Contributions to the FEWS NET Seasonal Forecast Review Technical Discussion and background on the Forecasting in Africa and the Middle East (FAME) project.
 
NASA GSFC contributors: Amy McNally, Kristi Arsenault, Abheera Hazra, Christa Peters-Lidard
Climate Hazards Center, UC Santa Barbara Contributors: Shraddhanand Shukla, Alkhalil Adoum, Gideon Galu, Tamuka Magadzire, Laura Harrison

New!  The LDT (Land surface Data Toolkit) technical description paper is now published at Geoscientific Model Development. doi:10.5194/gmd-11-3605-2018

A discussion on the possibility of 'flash drought' conditions in the DC area in July 2018, using NLDAS datasets and other drought products.

FEWS NET researchers at NASA, NOAA, USGS and USAID have been using products from the NASA LIS team to track record low snowfall conditions and above average temperatures across Afghanistan.

List of presentations/posters with times/locations

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The LIS team hosted several summer interns in 2017 to work on adding new capabilities to the LIS software framework and to participate in studies using LIS-generated datasets.

NLDAS soil moisture anomalies are one of the inputs used for the new QuickDRI drought index, which is used to monitor rapidly-changing drought conditions.

On 6 May 2017, LDT public release 7.2r, LIS public release 7.2r, and LVT public release 7.2r became available for release to the general public as open source under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA). Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in this release and the Source page for information about obtaining both this release and older releases.

NLDAS datasets are used to view precipitation, temperature, soil moisture, and snow over the U.S. during the winter of 2016-2017, showing warm and dry in the East and wet and snowy in the West.

FLDAS datasets are used to view an extreme snow event that caused fatal avalanches in Afghanistan in February 2017.

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NLDAS datasets are used to view "Pineapple Express" rain and snow events that have reduced the drought in California during the winter of 2016-2017.

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The NASA/GSFC HSL and the GES DISC are pleased to announce the release of the National Climate Assessment - Land Data Assimilation System (NCA-LDAS) Version 001 daily data product.

On 9 Nov 2016, LDT public release 7.1rp3 and LIS public release 7.1rp7 became available for release to the general public as open source under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA). Please see the Releases page for information about the new features both in LDT public release 7.1rp3 and in LIS public release 7.1rp7 and the Source page for information about obtaining both this release and older releases.


NLDAS datasets are used to examine soil moisture and precipitation in North/South Carolina, Florida and Georgia in advance of Hurricane Matthew.

NLDAS datasets are used to examine precipitation and soil moisture for intense rain events in Louisiana and Florida in August/September 2016.

NASA's Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT) real-time implementation of the Land Information System (LIS) software framework recently detected some of the soil moisture based precursor conditions that could lend some insight to the major flooding being experienced throughout parts of southern Louisiana.


On 26 May 2016, LIS public release 7.1rp7 and LDT public release 7.1rp2 became available for release to the general public as open source under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA). Please see the Releases page for information about the new features both in LIS public release 7.1rp7 and in LDT public release 7.1rp2 and the Source page for information about obtaining both this release and older releases.

On 09 May 2016, LIS public release 7.1rp6 became available for release to the general public as open source under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA). Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS public release 7.1rp6 and the Source page for information about obtaining both this release and older releases.

On 07 Apr 2016, LIS public release 7.1rp5 became available for release to the general public as open source under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA). Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS public release 7.1rp5 and the Source page for information about obtaining both this release and older releases.


On 23 Mar 2016, LIS public release 7.1rp4 became available for release to the general public as open source under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA). Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS public release 7.1rp4 and the Source page for information about obtaining both this release and older releases.

On 21 Mar 2016, the 557th Weather Wing (formerly known as the Air Force Weather Agency - AFWA) transitioned LIS 7.0 into operations.

On 08 Mar 2016, LIS public release 7.1rp3 became available for release to the general public as open source under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA). Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS public release 7.1rp3 and the Source page for information about obtaining both this release and older releases.

On 25 Feb 2016, LIS 7.1rp2 became available for release to the general public as open source under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA). Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS 7.1rp2 and the Source page for information about obtaining both this release and older releases.

On 12 Jan 2016, LIS 7.1rp1 became available for release to the general public as open source under the NASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA). Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS 7.1rp1 and the Source page for information about obtaining both this release and older releases.

Accompanying the LIS 7.1 software is the 7.1 public release of LDT. Please see the LDT page for more information.

Accompanying the LIS 7.1 software is the 7.1 public release of LVT. Please see the LVT page for more information.

On 27 May 2015, LIS 7.1 became available for release to US government agencies and to entities working under a US government contract or grant. Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS 7.1 and the Source page for information about the procedures to obtain a software release.

Accompanying the LIS 7.0 software is the Land Data Toolkit (LDT), designed to process data inputs for different surface models.  Please see the LDT page for more information about this new data input/parameter processing tool.

On 23 July 2014, LIS 7.0 became available for release to US government agencies and to entities working under a US government contract or grant. Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS 7.0 and the Source page for information about the procedures to obtain a software release.

On 2 August 2013, LIS 6.2 became available for release to US government agencies and to entities working under a US government contract or grant. Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS 6.2 and the Source page for information about the procedures to obtain a software release.

On 27 Nov 2012, the LIS core team will be offering the first LIS data assimilation tutorial.  In late 2012, the official open-source release of the Land Verification Toolkit (LVT) will be available for download, along with documentation and tutorial information.

On 1 May 2011, LIS 6.1 became available for release to US government agencies and to entities working under a US government contract or grant. Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS 6.1 and the Source page for information about the procedures to obtain a software release.

On 1 June 2010, the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) implemented LIS in its final operational configuration (FOC) as their hydro-meteorological analysis system, replacing the Agricultural Meteorology (AGRMET) model. The scheduled date to discontinue AGRMET altogether is 31 October 2010.

On 1 April 2010, LIS 6.0 became available for release to US government agencies and to entities working under a US government contract or grant. Please see the Releases page for information about the new features in LIS 6.0 and the Source page for information about the procedures to obtain a software release.

On 24 February 2009, the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) implemented LIS in an initial operational configuration (IOC) as the next-generation hydro-meteorological analysis system targeted to replace the Agricultural Meteorology (AGRMET) model. The LIS system produces products on a 1/4 degree spatial resolution, globally, which increases the existing AGRMET's resolution from 1/2 degree.

LIS is being used by the science definition team of the SMAP Mission (Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission) to generate 1km land surface background conditions for Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) as part of SMAP algorithm development.

LIS Wins NASA's 2005 Software of the Year Award! See the press release.

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With the migration to GitHub, the LIS team has now set up a GitHub-based LISF Community Discussions page, which provides a more common place for the LIS user community to post questions, issues, bug fixes, and much more!  Check out the new LIS user community forum: